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Baume & Mercier Ilea 18k White Gold Quartz

$3,500

Pre-Owned Baume & Mercier White Dial 18K White Gold Bracelet, Diamond Dial

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Additional information

Band Color

White Gold

Band Material

18k White Gold

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Bracelet

Bracelet

Brand

Baume & Mercier

Case Material

18k White Gold

Caseback

Solid

Dial Color

White

Case Finish

Polished

Movement

Quartz

Warranty

6-Month Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID1434
Model NameIlea

Description

The Baume brother’s reputation for selling high quality watches began in a small village in Switzerland in 1830.  Because of their motto to ‘accept only perfection’, their business flourished, such that twenty years later they expanded into London and by the end of the century, they were spread throughout the British Empire.  They excelled as watchmakers, winning several international awards for their precision, chronographs and complications.  When the company joined with Paul Mercier, they became known for their distinctive and unusual shaped watches.

Paul Mercier embraced the changing society of the roaring twenties and the company began making attractive watches for women to match their new-found freedom, watches that weren’t simply miniature men’s watches, but elegant watches with integrated bracelets created especially for women.  One of its most successful watches was the Marquise, designed for women in the late 1940’s.  The fifties and sixties saw Baume & Mercier launch chronographs with special functions such as a moon phase and triple date displays, as well a distinctive design based on the dash of sports cars.

Their creativity continued with new models such as the Galaxie and Stardust that were introduced in the 1970’s, followed by the Riviera, one of first steel sport watches developed in 1973.  In 1988, Baume & Mecier became part of what is today known as the Richemont group.  Recognizing Baume & Mercier’s rich history, the company today produces good quality watches that reference their historical designs, as well as continuing to offer new models that are attractive and affordable.